I'm cutting my teeth at putting together a Linux install for a PC104 board that supports <= kernel 2.6.x with a Disk-On-Chip. I've read up on Embedded.org and Yocto, but before I try compiling totally from source I'd like to try and use an available distro.
Ubuntu 8.04 boots just fine from usb but I need sys/acl and zlib.h packages to build the mtd-tools binary that will allow me to mount the Disk-On-Chip. The universe/multiverse repos for hardy are now totally dead.
Is there another distro the uses a 2.6.x kernel suitable for this task? Preferably one who's repos are not set to expire in the near future. Are all of the repos for Debian Etch still up? I'm open to a CentOS based solution as well.